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Top 5 Publishing News Stories 2/17-2/21

number_5_orangeEvery week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know.

Barnes and Noble quietly discontinued the Nook Simple Touch, leaving only the GlowLight and tablet models available for purchase.

James Patterson announced he will give $1 million over the next 12 months to independent bookstores across the country and got started this week by sending out over $267,000.

After previously stating that this year’s AWP Conference would not be open to the public due to a tax issue, conference holders paid an aggregate tax to Seattle and now the public can attend, free of charge.

Book distributor Baker & Taylor will be streamlining their media library service, Axis 360, by partnering with Blackboard Learn.

Popular online community for readers and writers, Wattpad, revealed updates to their apps including offline access and inline commenting.

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